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More Christmas concerts and Windy City Opry first anniversary among week’s highlights

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We’re well into the Christmas season in the middle of December, so most of the week is dominated by Christmas related activities.Ryland Moranz plays the first anniversary celebration of the Windy City Opry, Wednesday, Dec. 13. Photo by Richard Amery

 The biggest one is a sold out run of the Nutcracker at the University of Lethbridge with the Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra.
 But there are several other options for entertainment.

 Shaela Miller’s roots music concert series the Windy City Opry celebrates one year on Wednesday, Dec. 13  at the Slice with some familiar faces.
 Skinny Dyck and the Chicken Catchers, who are featured on an excellent new compilation of Southern Alberta roots and folk musicians. Ryland Moranz will be performing as well and Shaela Miller and her band will also be performing a set to close the night. As always, the show starts early at 8 p.m.. Admission is $10.

 For a complete contrast to that show, faces will be melted and heads will be banged as the Slice hosts a Very metal Christmas featuring local metal/ hard rock bands Tyrants of Chaos, Caste of Shadows and Bring Your Own Bodies., Dec. 16 at 7 p.m.. There is a $10 cover for that show as well. Local classic rock band the Decadent phase play the Slice on Friday, Dec. 15.

The Owl has a pretty laid back weekend planned.
 The big show is rural B.C. outlaw country musician Joey Only who returns to the Owl Acoustic Lounge, Dec. 15 with Adam Farnsworth. Admission is by donation.They are closed for a Christmas party, Dec. 16.


Aaron Landry hosts the Friday night open mic at Honker’s Pub.

 And if you are in the mood for a little country music, The Mark Hall band and Megan Rourke return to Legends Pub, Dec. 16.

If you want to rock and roll, local classic rock band Fast Times rock Casino Lethbridge, Dec. 15 and 16.

 And the December Ukulele jam is Dec. 17 at Casa from 2-3 p.m. You can hear talented local singers at AC vocals’ Christmas Concert — a special fundraising concert concert at the Lethbridge Public library, Monday, Dec. 18 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. The five dollar admission will be donated to the  United Way. Please bring a non-perishable food item for the Lethbridge Food bank.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 12 December 2017 10:43 )  
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